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Blade Runner 2022: A Short Anime Film from Cowboy Bebop Director

Blade Runner 2022: A Short Anime Film from Cowboy Bebop Director

After the first film about the enigmatic antagonist of the film played by Jared Leto, this is the one dedicated to Dave Bautista, whose imposing stature will take on the role of the mysterious Sapper. Ridley Scott's son, Luke Scott (Morgan) directed the short film again.

While other franchises have taken to comic books or novelizations to fill in the holes, Blade Runner will release an anime, helmed by the director of Cowboy Bebop.

Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, is directing a short animated Blade Runner project.

The director Dennis Villeneuve said "I've always been attracted to science-fiction films with strong visual signatures that lead us into unique parallel worlds and the original "Blade Runner" is by far the best of all time". We'll be able to judge for ourselves once the full short is released on September 26th on Sony Pictures Japan YouTube channel, but it looks and sounds like Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 is in good hands.

Over 35 years since Blade Runner came out, its sequel is nearly upon us.

The teaser video shows behind-the-scenes footage of artists and animators working on the film.

Nerds, rejoice. As the new Blade Runner movie inches closer and closer, we need something to tie us over in the interim. The film produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Yorkin, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro. "One is to treat the original Blade Runner with the utmost respect. The new Blade Runner is an extension of the first movie a few decades later".